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Old 03-04-2009, 05:43 PM   #16
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:33 PM   #17
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Come on Bob, 1.3 grams off? You can do better than that
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Bob spent Saturday building the car...it is a TIDY DESIGN and a TRUE WORK OF ART. The fact it was looking pretty darn dialed on a fairly challenging track within just a few battery packs with NO prior setup information database is a testament to the underlying design premises.

It will be worth every penny to the few who appreciate the finer things.

Oh...and pictures? I can see it when I close my eyes...
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Can't wait to get my kit.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:39 PM   #22
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Okee dokee,

Here we go. To me, a car is a reflection of the builders ideas. Doesn't make any of it right or wrong. Just opinions and ideas from that period of time. What this car represents is the best of my opinions, at this point in time. And I like how it feels on and off the track. I like it a lot.

Car is using 12r5 dampening, front to back and side to side. It's also drilled for damper tubes if you want to try those.

I'm going through this phase right now where I'm convinced a rollover antenna is actually just a mechanism to 100% ensure that your car is pole vaulted from the racing surface in the event of an incident . I'd rather slide on my roof. It's likely going to get a shock mount though.

I hate a tight pod, so this is roomy. This pod is 1/12th only, and is designed to run a 43mm tire with 4mm of ride height in the absolute center of the adjuster. Axle looks more tidy in the center of the adjuster. Pod is well balanced for a brushless motor. Pod can take a 74 spur to a 65 pinion. (and the 65 still doesn't hit). Chassis has a long battery area, 2mm longer than most. I like tuning the car with cell position. It's fun.

I'm actually kinda proud of this part, the nub on the "pod rod" is to help set overall width on the rear WITHOUT having to flip the car upside down and try and stab your caliper in some little hole and then guess how big the hole is and do a bunch of math to estimate your track width. Slap a caliper on it, subtract 1mm, that's it. No need to flip the car all around, getting crud on your shirt, etc. Just slap a caliper on it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:02 PM   #23
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few more pics.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:05 PM   #24
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:24 PM   #25
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Check these monsters. That's a 65 tooth pinion. Still doesn't hit up against the spur. Never used a 65 before... setting the mesh looks like a good time... ...lol...
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:28 AM   #26
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Bob, With the use of that large of pinions are you worried about any issues with rotational mass taking away accelleration?

Not that I'm an expert at all, but with many of my other car/trucks more rotational mass is a bad thing for our small engines.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:48 AM   #27
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Any plans for a solid t-bar, one without the cutout? Can this t-bar be used with the stock serpent pod? Can the stock serpent side to side damper still be used?
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Question for the experts. With the rapid popularity of the single sell lipo and them being allowed in more and more races(Omaha last month). What do you think will happen with the saddle pack designed chassis. Do you think it is possibe to make a 3.7 saddle?
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Ohhh baby... *grabs some lotion* *turns down the lights and puts on some Barry White music* *zzzzziiiiiippppp* Oh baby... I love it when you talk clean!!! I love the way your ass looks...

Man that is a hot conversion there Bob. That is some nice work. Makes me wanna git one o' deez and try out your conversion!

How long did it take you to make all this? Are you milling the parts yourself?
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Sweet stuff you got there Bob.
I guess that leaves us to the dirty question of HOW MUCH?
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